• Saudi Arabia paid the US $100 million on the same day Mike Pompeo visited Riyadh to discuss Jamal Khashoggi's disappearance

    1 month ago - By Business Insider

    Leah Millis/Pool via AP
    The US received a payment of $100 million from Saudi Arabia on the same day that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo visited Riyadh to meet with Saudi leaders on the investigation into journalist Jamal Khashoggi's disappearance.
    US officials denied that the payment had anything to do with Pompeo's visit or Khashoggi, though a source told The New York Times that the timing of the deposit "was no coincidence."
    Khashoggi, a longtime Saudi critic, has not been seen publicly since he walked into the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul, Turkey, on October 2. He is feared dead.
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  • Mike Pompeo reportedly warned Mohammed bin Salman 'global pressure' will force Trump to deal with Jamal Khashoggi's disappearance if the Saudis don't step up

    Mike Pompeo reportedly warned Mohammed bin Salman 'global pressure' will force Trump to deal with Jamal Khashoggi's disappearance if the Saudis don't step up

    1 month ago - By Business Insider

    US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo reportedly delivered a stern warning to Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman during a meeting in Riyadh on Tuesday, urging him to "own" the disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi, who has not been seen publicly since he entered the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul, Turkey on October 2.
    An unnamed source familiar with his meeting told CNN that Pompeo told bin Salman "every fact is going to get out," and floated the possibility that "his future as king" would depend on how he handles the situation.
    Publicly, the Trump administration on Wednesday continued to...
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